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Posted by: Klaus Schmidt - Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:37 pm
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Post    Posted on: Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:09 pm
Any of us could get some baby rats and swing their cage around at the right speed at the end of a rope for 10 minutes and do that experiment ourselves. If we really cared. So how how much action and how much empty talk are we full of, really?


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Post    Posted on: Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:57 pm
campbelp2002 wrote:
Any of us could get some baby rats and swing their cage around at the right speed at the end of a rope for 10 minutes and do that experiment ourselves. If we really cared. So how how much action and how much empty talk are we full of, really?


If I did that to baby rats I would probably end up with a substantial prison sentence! I'm sure the professionals took a rigorous approach, and I didn't mean to suggest otherwise - quite the contrary.


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Post    Posted on: Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:38 pm
xiphius wrote:
If I did that to baby rats I would probably end up with a substantial prison sentence!
No you wouldn't. If you can do this legally
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than you can swing them in a cage legally.


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Post    Posted on: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:35 pm
Those traps kill outright (supposedly), but I am in the UK where people are a bit funny about doing anything which slightly distresses animals. Even if it was legal, I would be terrorized by protesters - and we have some very extreme animal rights protesters, nearly as extreme as the so-called 'pro-lifers'.

Being serious, I am happy to accept that experimenters think about whether their experiments will arrive on orbit fit for purpose. That is what I meant, but the way I put it did look snarky, and it wasn't meant to be.


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Post    Posted on: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:11 pm
Our cats play sometimes hours with deadly injured mice and rats, so sue me :P

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:09 pm
My dog used to kill lemmings by throwing them into the air until they died from fear(or possibly her bad breath.. either way, they were dead with no visible wounds on them) :D


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